Melbourne International 7s Festival to call Casey Home for Next 3 Years

by Rugby Vic Media

Rugby Victoria is pleased to announce a three-year partnership with the City of Casey to host the Melbourne International 7s Festival in Casey.

The 2019 Festival which is also supported by the State Government will be held on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October at Casey Fields.

The two-day event incorporates Victoria’s premier Rugby 7s tournament and Rugby Victoria’s iconic Multicultural Festival. The two-day event advocates for healthy, active lifestyles with a focal point for appreciating and understanding cultural differences and community engagement, complete with international cuisines and traditional dance performances. The Melbourne International Rugby 7s will host over 35 teams in junior boys, girls, senior men and women’s divisions across the weekend, ensuring Victorian rugby truly is a game for all.

The Festival will include a QANTAS Wallabies live site on Saturday with the QANTAS Wallabies v Uruguay Pool D Rugby World Cup match being played on the big screen from 3.00pm.

The Festival will play host to the Round 6 National Rugby Championship game between Melbourne Rising and Fiji Drua at 5.05pm on Saturday. Fiji Drua won the 2018 NRC competition and with both teams still in contention for the finals it’s shaping up to be a cracking game.

Rugby Victoria General Manger Chris Evans said, “we are thrilled to be partnering with the City of Casey for the next three years. Rugby is experiencing significant growth in the Casey region and we are grateful for the City of Casey’s ongoing support. The Festival has grown significantly in 2019 and we are looking forward to a great weekend of Rugby and festivities. I would like to thank City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon and CEO Glenn Patterson for their support.”

The City of Casey Mayor, Cr Amanda Stapledon joined Rugby Victoria and Melbourne Rebels representatives for the announcement. City of Casey Mayor, Cr Amanda Stapledon said “The City of Casey are excited to be hosting the Melbourne International 7s Festival this weekend. One of the most exciting aspects of the event is the women’s and girls’ participation, which should be fantastic.”

“We are also extremely excited for the opportunity to once again showcase Casey’s leading sport and recreational facility, Casey Fields."

For more information about the 2019 Melbourne International 7s Tournament, please click here.

The Casey Crusaders Rugby Club and the Endeavour Hills Rugby club play in Rugby Victoria’s Club competition.

For more information about Rugby playing opportunities within the region, please contact Rugby Services Manager, Dean Gibbons at dean.gibbons@rugbyvic.com.au.

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